SAN ANTONIO, Texas (KXAN) — Presidential candidate Donald Trump is headed to Texas on Tuesday for two fundraisers.
He is making his first stop in San Antonio at the Grand Hyatt Hotel downtown around noon and then heading to Dallas later in the afternoon. The events are closed to the public, but a large crowd of anti-Trump protesters are expected to show up. Campaign organizers hope to raise millions in Texas during their visit.
However, he has some work to do among voters. In a four-way ballot, Clinton is leading Trump by 11 points among likely voters, according to the latest NBC News and Wall Street Journal poll. Voters were asked who they support after the release of a video where you hear Trump use “vulgar language about women.”
Republican leaders have now started calling for Trump to step down just one month before election day. The question now is what kind of impact will this have on the polls. Governor Greg Abbott responded to Trump’s statements on Twitter. “Deeply disturbing rhetoric by Trump. An insult to all women and contrary to GOP values. Absent true contrition, consequences will be dire.”
House Speaker Paul Ryan is telling his party that he is not going to defend Trump and is focusing on keeping the GOP in Congress. Trump responded on Twitter, “Paul Ryan should spend more time on balancing the budget, jobs and illegal immigration and not waste his time on fighting Republican nominee.”
On Monday, Texas Senator Ted Cruz said he is still supporting Trump and does not plan to withdraw his support. Cruz says his support for Trump stems from him not wanting Hillary Clinton to be president.
Trump was last in Austin at the end of August. As people listen to Trump inside his events, others protested outside of them. His campaign stops in Austin came with a big price tag. Austin police officers along with Travis County Sheriff’s Deputies helped direct traffic and provided security.